|Various artists - The Freest of Radicals Remixed [nt050] - Various artists|
In early 2002, No Type started its CD releases with an original 2CD compilation entitled The Freest of Radicals. This compilation featured 36 tracks from No Type related artists from all over the globe. Two years later, we are releasing, as a bonus to our esteemed listeners, this remix compilation! Enjoy, & happy 2004! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Experimental; Minimal House; Electroacoustic
|Napalm Jazz - Free transgénique [nt9001] - Napalm Jazz|
Full-length release from the Napalm Jazz collective, compiling 16 of their greatest radio experiments from 1997-98. No-holds-barred improv, scathing mixing & law-defying styles is what you may find on this classic No Type recording. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Improv; Noise
|Siblings - Litter EP [nt108] - Siblings|
Pop songs about changing the cat litter & paying the rent? Cutting edge disco/hip-hop beats set to a formidably sketchy sensibility? Sophisticated songwriting that’s got nothing against honest straight talk? Well, all this & more can be heard on Siblings’ debut EP, which we present today with a suitably wide smile. Siblings is the reunion of David Turgeon (Camp) & the one & only Kaia Wong (Mixel Pixel, The Eastern Stars)...
Keywords: indie pop; disco; house; IDM
Downloads: 19,739 (1 review)
|Hamburglers - Happy Meal [nt066] - Hamburglers|
The Hamburglers are an anonymous collective who assembed tracks out of samples from a well known fast food restaurant chain's motivational campaign from the 70s. The result: a full LP release of banging, outrageous plunderphonica. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; IDM
Downloads: 19,694 (4 reviews)
|833-45 - Distance [nt012] - K M Krebs|
Distance is the debut EP from K M Krebs, now a prominent figure of the netlabel scene. This stunning debut establishes the shortwave texture aesthetic that would be the defining mark of 833-45 in his following albums, but is also host to some seriously dirty, broken rhythms.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise; Ambient Techno
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Five Racoon Army [nt100] - The Twombley Spiders|
For release numero 100, we are quite happy, no, make that plain ecstatic, to welcome back our good friend Eryk Salvaggio (remember Infoslut? Matrix Assimilation? And even more akas than you can shake a memory stick at?) and his new partner-in-crime Katia Perdoni, in a new project called The Twombley Spiders. On this inaugural release, the Spiders play a deep, lush kind ambient-tinged IDM, and sometimes they sing on top of it...
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Various Artists - Dhomontelements [nt082]|
Francis Dhomont's influence spans beyond the scope of his musical practice. The human richness of his art, his serious and pragmatical approach to theory, his honest and tactful union of philosophy and music, the fierce life animating his compositions are all essential elements of his inspiring work. On December 15th, 2001, fifteen Canadian and American musicians unveiled fourteen eclectical remixes of Dhomont's landmark compositions...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; IDM
|My Amazing Robot - Robot Porn: the best of My Amazing Robot, 1983-2000 [nt060] - My Amazing Robot|
Career-spanning anthology release from the riotous lower-than-lo-fi collective that pretends to perform "ska", My Amazing Robot. Almost every show they've been evicted from is included! Musically offensive is one way to put it, hilarious is another. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Humour
|GI Joe Killaz - Takin' Over Tha World [nt057] - GI Joe Killaz|
An EP that puts a whole new light to the term "Gangsta rap", as the protagonists in this hip-hop trio are eminent members of well known group of cartoon villains. This is the precursor to their follow-up CD, out on Cobra records.
Keywords: Distorted Hip-Hop; Humour; Gangsta Rap
Downloads: 15,530 (1 review)
|Thin - Snap-on Grooves [nt6013] - Mike Curtis|
Full-length release from drum n bass hero Thin, including 9 tracks of sweet jazzy beats, lovely crafted downtempo stylings & of course, lively rattling drums! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Down beat / Chill; IDM; Drum & Bass
Downloads: 15,470 (3 reviews)
|Books on Tape - The Highly Illogical EP [nt046] - Todd Drootin|
High class, high velocity: a classic Books on Tape EP featuring five energetic tracks of his inimitable, home brand beatpunk stylings. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Electropop; Beatpunk
Downloads: 15,307 (1 review)
|Zammuto - Full Martyr Status remixed [nt049] - Zammuto|
The official release for Zammuto's track Full Martyr Status (originally an outtake from his Willscher CD), along with a bunch of remixes & an unreleased track. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; gLiTch
Downloads: 14,554 (1 review)
|Various artists - No Type Sampler 2003 [ntsmp0312] - Various artists|
A 16-track roundup/sampler of No Type's MP3/CD/vinyl releases for 2003. Riotous beatpunk, blissed out dub, fierce free jazz, & all around crazy stuff. Suitable for all ages & purposes. Surprises aplenty. Indulge, my friend, indulge...
Keywords: Improv; Electroacoustic; IDM
|Poseidon Council - An Sphinx Awoken [nt083]|
Guitar player Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect) and cartoonists Billy Mavreas (The Overlords Of Glee) penned together this incredible pastiche of grandiloquent progressive rock, complete with intersidereal themes, and melodic lines intended for yet to be discovered species. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Progressive Rock; Psychedelic
|Infoslut - The Revolution Against Rotten Days [nt055] - Eryk Salvaggio|
A thumping, liberating mini-album from obnoxiousness' finest engineer, Eryk Salvaggio (see also: Matrix Assimilation, Influenza). Includes a bonus Books on Tape remix!
Keywords: Beatpunk; IDM
|Erick D'Orion - The Sunny Blount Project [nt085]|
With The Sunny Blount Project, recorded live on December 14, 2001, Érick D'Orion (from the duo morceaux_de_machines) delivers electronic compositions based uniquely on samples from the music of Sun Ra (born Herman Poole "Sunny" Blount). Since his beginnings within the Napalm Jazz collective, D'Orion was always inspired by the inventive and manful music of Sun Ra and the 7 tracks present multiple interpretations of the Sun Ra "sound", touching on other afro-futuristic references...
Keywords: Improv; Noise
Downloads: 12,842 (1 review)
|Click Tracy - Warren Beatty [nt076] - Todd Drootin|
Todd Drootin (Books on Tape) returns to No Type with an EP based solely on free jazz loops. Includes a bonus Headphone Science mix! * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Beatpunk
Downloads: 12,596 (3 reviews)
|Claudia Bonarelli - Boredom Is Counterrevolutionary [nt062] - Claudia Bonarelli|
The now famous debut EP from Sweden-based Claudia Bonarelli, featuring 6 tracks of alternately deep & hissy minimal dub grooves. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Minimal-Dub; gLiTch
Downloads: 12,482 (4 reviews)
|Themoonstealingproject - msp.003/nt[ep]fkm [nt024] - Jason Urick|
Jason Urick's Themoonstealingproject debuts on No Type with this pretty & delicate gem of a mini-EP. Six tracks of bristling microsonic ambient that did not leave their feelings at the door. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Ambient; Microsound
Downloads: 11,987 (1 review)
|Kanovanik - Kanovanik [nt074] - Kanovanik|
Debut six-track EP from Kanovanik, a VA-based ensemble performing slow, entrancing (sometimes vocal) post-rock. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Post-Rock; Indie
Downloads: 11,107 (1 review)
|Camp - Féministe [nt045] - David Turgeon|
The return of David Turgeon, for the first time under the Camp moniker, with 6 tracks of leftfield post-clickhouse with perplexing stereo panning effects. Soundwalk features Kaia Wong on vocals.
Keywords: Minimal House; gLiTch
Downloads: 10,861 (1 review)
|Speech.fake - Image type/composite [nt031] - Cal Crawford|
Cal Crawford's online debut, this recording under the name of Speech.fake packs some serious punch. Each of these 8 tracks is a tense microuniverse peopled with the acute sense of narrative this composer is well known for. A word of caution: some of these are particularly oppressive, unlike Crawford's rather more serene subsequent output. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Microsound; Noise
|Repetition/Distract - Peripheral Geometries [nt109] - Repetition/Distract|
Here at No Type, we like ambiences most when they have personality. And personality is something Felix, the man behind Repetition/Distract, certainly doesn’t lack. Inbetween impressions of quiet architectures, massive landscapes & drony seas, there are percussive hints at a human presence. This music is in dark grey hues but it’s also warm & enveloping. And with enough twists & turns to keep you on the edge...
Keywords: electroacoustic; ambient
Downloads: 8,586 (1 review)
|3code - Daddy [nt027]|
Based in Barcelona, 3code is both a net.art collective & a musical project, whose this is the only EP to date. These four tracks blend a casual optimism with a caustic rhythmic drive leaping the process forward.
|Oeuf Korreckt - Scrambled Oeuf [nt011] - Frédérick Blouin|
This classic No Type EP revisits Oeuf Korreckt's previous releases (Leonard Nimoy & Best Before) to feature four inventive remixes as well as two new tracks, The great mills & Sixty four. Oeuf Korreckt's quirky Sheffield-inspired IDM is in high form here. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
|Nicolas Bernier - Ail et l'eau faille [nt097] - Nicolas Bernier|
"To make machine music so imperfect that it would become more human than human, so we can’t tap the beat on a metronome but instead feel it the way you should feel it like a trek on the rocks that almost made you trip yesterday but all this naivete how could it be so you don’t care good neither do I" Seven pop-acousmatic roundabout trips with Milliseconde Topographie's Nicolas Bernier. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: acousmatic; electroacoustic; ambient
|833-45 vs Tomas Jirku - Warrenton/Singularity [nt025] - K M Krebs, Tomas Jirku|
On this unlikely collaborative EP, K M Krebs (833-45) & Tomas Jirku each contribute one new track, & then remix each other. Each protagonist's contribution is in line with what they are best known for: meticulous ragged ambience for Krebs, sultry minimal house for Jirku. What else can you ask for?
Keywords: Minimal House; Ambient/noise
|Stackoverflow - Transfer Interrupted! [nt9002] - Stackoverflow|
Second No Type release from the barely existing Stackoverflow, this one a full-length including a flurry of scary, awesomely improper noisebeats inspired from the various error messages one can get on the web... What a concept!
Keywords: Noise; Rhythmic Noise
|Anaesthesia - Organic Phase Smear [nt028] - Anaesthesia|
This full length release from Kaia Wong, Eric Keebler & friends marks the return of No Type to its lo-fi improv roots. Through 12 fairly twisted & largely unexplainable tracks, the listener will go from string-laden ambient chamber orchestras (Exodus, Part 3) to full-on flanged whacked vocal noise (Constrictor, Diatribe).
Keywords: Instrumental; Improv
|Tangtype - Flake Out [nt103] - Tangtype|
A world of contrast is what awaits those who will heed the sound of Brussels based duo Tangtype, the happy meeting of Julie Cambier's fragile yet expressive voice with Jean-François Brohee’s savant electronic tweakings. On the menu: all manners of weaving, colliding, mingling and shredding. A debut mini-album that's at once fragmented and warm, and most of all full of charm. And another addition to this decreasingly marginal genre which we’ll call "acousmatic pop"...
Keywords: folktronica; acousmatic pop; ambient
Downloads: 5,908 (1 review)
|Influenza - a/beijing/262/95-like (h1n1) [nt023] - Eryk Salvaggio|
On his third release, Eryk Salvaggio presents four delirious tracks made while suffering influenza (hence the name, as you have guessed.) A swooshy ride of eminently ill sampledelica, to be listened to whether in your sane mind or not.
Keywords: Sample Madness; IDM
|Eucci - Pershing Square [nt037] - Jeffrey Shell|
Eucci's second No Type release is in line with his previous EP, but offers more in the way of painting-type composition, as is most obviously evident in the title track which evokes exactly what its title says, while maintaining a high level of abstraction (much like a Klee garden painting, for example). * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Minimalism
|Transient - Transient [nt053] - Leonard Krylov|
A rare EP from Swedish electronic music composer Leonard Krylov. Six tracks of unequivocally outlandish acousmatic music made with stunningly precise craft.
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electroacoustic
|Matrix Assimilation - Acid Vaudeville [nt033] - Eryk Salvaggio|
This is Matrix Assimilation's last & most accomplished release under this moniker (he was to be known solely as Infoslut afterwards.) A bold, bluffing & caustic take on the crunchy IDM genre, with samples culled from various 78rpm recordings. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Plunderphonics; IDM
Downloads: 5,217 (1 review)
|Kanito - _duo#1_billar [nt047] - Kanito|
A puzzling conceptual piece featuring a pool table duetting with a laptop.
Keywords: Microsound; Avantgarde
Downloads: 5,164 (1 review)
|Camp - Is For Lovers [nt101] - David Turgeon|
Camp, the original beat mangler from Montreal, is back with a vengeance, which as expected is best served cold (make that “perfect for the summer!”). Three brand new tracks in a brand new style that, for lack of a better word, we’ll misleadingly call “campstep”. And Your Point Is? is a busy yet consensus-building house track, Debutante is for expert dancers and In Praise Of B-Sides is actually A-Side material...
Keywords: campstep; deep house; idm
|Camp - Doubts [nt111] - David Turgeon|
Dear Camp, can’t you just leave poor techno music alone? Look what you've done to those nice, tender beats: now they've turned all dirty, broken & twisted. We thought we had "campstep" covered, but then the landscape changed & the weather got even more crazy. And now we're left with six brand new tracks that show an even edgier side that we’re going to have to name "expert breakdance". Sure, those who grooved to last year’s Is For Lovers will surely enjoy the new show, but tell me, did any...
Keywords: deep house; breakdance; campstep
|The Viceroy - Pharmaceuticals [nt022] - Tomas Jirku|
Third release (following Immaterial & Variants) from Tomas Jirku on the No Type label, & his only one under the name The Viceroy. This 5-track EP presents a unique & poignant fusion of a modern IDM sensibility with cutting edge sound design, making this one of Jirku's most singular releases so far. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: IDM; Microsound
|Proxylife - Vide EP [nt059] - Kalx|
Proxylife is an alias for the ever unfathomable Kalx. This EP contains five lively, fascinatingly absurd IDM-via-D&B-styled tracks pushing the act of chin-scratching to whole new heights.
Keywords: Drum & Bass; IDM
|Ensemble Camp - Live a Resonances [nt087]|
Camp socialiste no 1 (Montréal), by David Turgeon, is a modular composition for prepared CDs. Performed in solo as well as in groups of 2 to 5 participants, it is the founding project of the Ensemble Camp, a band devoted exclusively to the composition and performance of works for prepared CDs. Invited by the Résonances festival, held annually in Saint-Nazaire (France), David Turgeon composed in situ a companion piece: Camp socialiste no 2 (Saint-Nazaire)...
|Ejaculation Death Rattle - Room 304 [nt107] - Ejaculation Death Rattle|
Here’s the debut album from a Vancouver-based group called Ejaculation Death Rattle (or EDR as they are known to spam filters), made up of three boys & one girl, producing a remarkable strain of improvised ambient noise. EDR champion a resolutely primitivist aesthetic, with their murky drones, old school guitars (& similarly-schooled guitar pedals) & assorted digital debris, all of this without turning into a mere all-out sonic assault (though, well, anyway…) Yet another free-folk band, then...
Keywords: experimental; noise; improv
|Sluts on Tape - Eden Ostrich Farm [nt067] - Sluts on Tape|
Sluts on Tape = Infoslut + Books on Tape. Simple, no? Both of them teamed up to offer us this wild, surprising maxi-EP which incorporates the combined strenghts of both artists into a maximal musical joyride.
Keywords: Beatpunk; IDM
Downloads: 4,455 (1 review)
|The Twombley Spiders - And the Whiskey-Fueled Sparrow [nt110] - Eryk Salvaggio|
The first Twombley Spiders album, And The Five Racoon Army, revealed a brighter, more poetic side of Eryk Salvaggio's increasingly endearing musical endeavours. At any rate, it ended up being a sleeper hit, with 7000 downloads in less than a year. With this follow-up, well, let's just say there's everything we like about this project: lush ambiences with a subtle underside of grit, dreamy melodies that veer far away from too-sweet.....
Keywords: idm; ambient; folktronica
|Oeuf Korreckt - Best Before [nt6010] - Frédérick Blouin|
First full-length release from the ever bubbling Oeuf Korreckt. 13 tracks of lovely, classic yet twisted IDM.
Keywords: IDM; Bleep
|Asyncdrone - We Who Are Distant [nt9003] - Asyncdrone|
The full-length recording from Asyncdrone, featuring the core duo of Kaia Wong & David Turgeon, augmented of Dave Negley (guitar) & Sue Kim (flute) in selected tracks. This no-fi adventure alternates between lush, grainy pieces & feedback-heavy noise punk bling.
Keywords: Lo-Fi; Post-Rock; No Wave
Downloads: 4,214 (2 reviews)
|James Schidlowsky - Souterra (In Search of Providence) [nt093] - James Schidlowsky|
James Schidlowsky collected all the sounds and noises of this sonic journey in the Montreal subway system. Since Providence is the name given previously to the monitoring and security hub of the undergound transportation system, this sound ecology project can be interpreted as an reflexion on its structure, or even a quest for its true meaning - a search for its symbolic 'heart'. The fundamental essence of this quest is explained in great details here...
Keywords: notype; mp3; Minimal; Sound Art; Ambient
Downloads: 4,092 (2 reviews)
|Darck - Hypercubal EP [nt008] - Bernard Farley|
Companion album to the Hypercubal LP, released simultaneously, collecting 12 outtakes, alternate versions & remixes. Featuring Oeuf Korreckt, Stackoverflow, Tracing Limelite & Ambia Dextrus.
Keywords: Drum & Bass; IDM
|Anaesthesia - Anaesthesia [nt6004] - Anaesthesia|
One of the first No Type releases & also, hands down, our most popular release ever with over 20,000 downloads so far! This 5-track album goes from the seriously epic space age ambient improv of Part 1 & Part 2 to the baffling Hammerhead screamadelia of Futility. * For full artwork and information please visit the official album page on notype.com.
Keywords: Improv; Cinematic Ambients
Downloads: 3,933 (1 review)
|833-45 - Sunspot [nt040] - K M Krebs|
833-45 (K M Krebs) goes into compact mode with this release, compressing his elemental/ethereal mode into a brilliant little 6-track EP, to be listened to, of course, in continuity.
Keywords: Rhythmic Noise; Ambient/noise
Downloads: 3,923 (1 review)
|Asyncdrone - Bedroom Videofeed [nt6007] - Asyncdrone|
Debut 8-track EP from the duo of David Turgeon (Period Three, Camp) & Kaia Wong (Anaesthesia). Asyncdrone is the meeting of obscure rock & nebulous production methods, all rolled into one big messy file.
Keywords: No Wave; Lo-Fi